Meet Our Team
Dave became the District Manager in April of 2019 after serving as a Supervisor for several years. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the district, he is the lead person for outreach and communication with conservation partners. He comes to us after a long career in natural resources. His experience ranges from co-managing the timber and land on his family ranch to owning and operating a large commercial fishing boat in Alaska for 38 years. He grew up north of Colville and has resided in Ferry County for the last twenty years.
Candy joined the Conservation District team in November 2014. Candy takes care of all financial matters in the office including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, grant accounting, selling maps and managing the annual plant sale. She also manages the office, keeping things organized for the District and the NRCS. Candy moved from the Seattle area to Ferry County in 2014 and has been enjoying country living on her property in Curlew.
Eric Bracken, Chair
Dave Konz, Vice Chair
Charlotte Coombes, Auditor
Scott Palmer, Supervisor
Jim Rochelle, Supervisor
District Board of Supervisors
Partner Agency Staff
Celeste Accord, USDA-Farm Service Agency County Executive Director
(509)775-3390 (Ferry County [by appointment])
(509)422-2750 ext. 112 (Okanogan County)
Celeste began her career with the USDA - Farm Service Agency in 2015 as the Ferry and Okanogan County Executive Director. Celeste administers agricultural programs available to farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the Farm Bill. Previously working as a Range Management Specialist for both the public and private sector, Celeste is committed to continuing her service to the agricultural community in Ferry County.
NRCS Resource Conservationist (This position is presently vacant.)
For information contact: Stan Janowicz, NRCS District Conservationist
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is our partnering agency. As the federal arm of the conservation partnership, the NRCS handles the conservation programs outlined in the Farm Bill. The NRCS also assists the district with our objectives of developing conservation plans for cattle operators, private forest landowners, irrigators and smaller hobby farmers.